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By: Yvonne Atieno  @MountKenyaTimes The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has objected to the nomination of Paul Mutunga Mutungi as Governor Anne Kananu’s deputy. EACC Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak in a letter to Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura dated November 29 cited a 2019 money laundering case Mutunga was involved in. Mbarak in …

By: Samuel Kimani  @MountKenyaTimes The Ministry of Environment will avail at least 42.5 million seedlings per county to support the attainment of the 2 billion target needed to realize a 10 per cent forest cover in the country. President Uhuru Kenyatta made the commitment yesterday when he officially opened the 7th Annual Devolution Conference in …

By: Angela Maina  @MountKenyaTimes Worth Noting: “There are no such plans, I serve as the Speaker of National Assembly until a substantive one is elected,” he said. The former Siakoago MP noted that he is best suited to lead the country stressing that Kenyans will be safe in his hands. “I bring in practical economics …

By: Kamande Muchiri  @MountKenyaTimes Worth Noting: “Health is one of the major challenges in this country. We must bring doctor to patient ratio to international standards. We will upgrade facilities in the country and evenly distribute doctors to cover the entire country,” Raila said. Led by Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga, the leaders,  are …

By: Kamande Muchiri  @MountKenyaTimes Several candidates have declared interest in vying for the presidency in next year’s general election, but the race is shaping up as a contest between Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Raila and his Jubilee friends have painted Ruto and his allies as opportunists who are taking …

Rashid Abubakar @MountKenyaTimes Worth Noting: The Sh370 billion allocation to the counties will not include conditional grants which totals to Sh7.5 billion which are largely for financing health, roads and education. Conditional grants included cash from the national government and donors to ensure the provision of basic services, achieve international commitments such as the UN’s …

By: Kamande Muchiri  @MountKenyaTimes Waiguru’s move did not come as surprise to observers as she had been sending signals that she would abandon the ruling Jubilee Party after the courts declared the Building Bridges Initiative constitutional amendment process she previously supported as null and void. ”The bible says when you lack wisdom, you ask for …

  By: Kimathi Nduru  @MountKenyaTimes Worth Noting: “It was time Murang’a was rewarded since, in 1963, our own Kariuki wa Njiiri stepped down for Mzee Jomo Kenyatta after he was released from prison,” said Mwaniki. Mwaniki said Kenneth was fit to take the position to lead the residents of the Mt Kenya region. “He has …

By: Kamande Muchiri  @MountKenyaTimes Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader yesterday stepped up his forays for Mount Kenya voter bloc support after region’s influential group said they will back his quest. With less than a year to the next general election, Mount Kenya’s 6M votes are under scramble from top presidential candidates. President Uhuru Kenyatta …

By: Kamande Muchiri  @MountKenyaTimes The Service Party of Kenya (TSP) party leader Mwangi Kiunjuri has warned of a plot to scuttle Mt Kenya votes in next year’s general election. Speaking on Sunday, the former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary said the interest that presidential hopefuls are showing in the region is a scheme to ensure the region …